New light is being shed on why Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks' contract was discussed by the county's school board on Wednesday, and it appears to be the meeting was the first step in preparing to hire someone to replace him next year.
Students from Georgia Gwinnett College's Grizzlies Serve community service organization volunteered at the Lawrenceville Co-op Community Food Bank last week.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will host the 2021 Transition Fair for students with disabilities, their families and educators on March 20.
Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers and other district employees who expressed an interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine from the county's health department will begin receiving information about their vaccination appointments this week.
Gwinnett County Public Schools has that process coming up in 2022 and it is one of the big topics — aside from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — that the county's school board has to deal with this year.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is criticizing the way Gwinnett County Public Schools handles minority students after a Gwinnett County Superior Court judge overturned the district's expulsion of a 14-year-old student over an incident that happened at his home.
Teachers, school staff and certain other vulnerable groups in Georgia will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on March 8, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday.
Norcross High School Principal Will Bishop is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished School Administrator Award sponsored by the Georgia Library Media Association and the American Association of School Librarians.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine students, faculty and staff are known for their volunteering efforts. This year, PCOM community members have contributed their time and talent to help during the COVID-19 pandemic – from raising funds, to rounding up supplies for frontline workers…
Brookwood High School Media Specialist Angelyne Collins leads the school’s media program, which was recognized by the state as the 2020 Exemplary Library Media Program for High Schools.
If Gwinnett County Public Schools offered an opportunity for its roughly 25,000 employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine from public health officials, more than 60% of the educators who are in schools and deal more directly with students said they would take advantage of it, according to a district survey.
Gwinnett County Public Schools students and employees are going to have to stay home from school for at least a week if they head out of the country for a vacation.
The test Gwinnett County students take to show how well they have learned the some of the subjects taught through the Academic Knowledge and Skills, or AKS, curriculum is being waived this spring as the district continues to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Al Taylor will replace Steve Flynt, who will leave later this spring to become the superintendent of Columbia County Schools, in the key district-level role.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education approved the appointment of Dranita Morrow, who is currently an assistant principal at Ferguson Elementary School, to be Kanoheda's new principal.
Gwinnett County Public Schools administrators are asking the county's school board to make a change to its public comment policy that will limit the number of people who can speak at board meetings.
A pair of Gwinnett County high schoolers are among 106 students nationwide who have been named recipients of the 2021 Horatio Alger National Scholarship.
Northbrook Middle School Principal Keith Thompson was named Georgia's 2021 Principal of the Year on Monday.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will have a digital learning day on Tuesday due to the bad weather and possible black ice predicted for the area.
After a school year where some Gwinnett County Public Schools students were in class while other learned from home, there is a possibility the district may revert back to its pre-COVID-19 instruction format later this year.
The nonprofit Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BI Cares) recently gave $50,000 to the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation to provide underserved students the technology they need to stay connected while learning virtually, and to provide them nourishment essential for academic su…
Parents who support both keeping J. Alvin Wilbanks as Gwinnett County Public Schools' superintendent and keeping in-person learning available for families who want it gathered at the district's offices on Tuesday to make their voices heard.
As the creator of the petition in support of Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, I can attest the petition originally was only shared on Facebook to a page supporting in-person learning for students. This page has ZERO political party affiliation.
Wilbanks' contract is up for renewal on June 30, 2022, but the superintendent did not definitely say whether he will ask for it to be extended.
Paul Nichols has worked hard to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. And the city of Peachtree Corners made sure he knew his work is appreciated by honoring him during a recent City Council meeting.
Proposals to raise the age Georgia children can drop out of school from 16 to 17 and to nix discipline reporting from a required school performance rating were the focus of debate between Georgia Senate lawmakers on Wednesday.
Grayson High School has been recognized for going above and beyond in supporting military students and families, earning the 2020-21 Military Flagship Award.
Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a legislative package Tuesday aimed at recruiting more teachers from the ranks of retired educators and military veterans to boost the quality of Georgia schools.
Gwinnett County Public Schools celebrated National School Counseling Week last week by honoring four local counselors during an awards ceremony.
She’s only 12, but Alexandra “Alex” Simpkins has a firm plan for what she’d like to do with her life. And she’s got the business to show it.
The Augusta Chronicle reported Thursday night that GCPS Associate Superintendent for School improvement and Operations Steve Flynt has been picked to be the new superintendent of the Columbia County School District, which is just north of Augusta.
John Brannigan of Dacula has been named a semifinalist in the Hammerstein International Youth Solo Competition’s college category.
The longtime educator was recently recognized for his efforts in teaching American history by receiving the Outstanding Teacher of American History award from the Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks and Buford City Schools Superintendent Robert Downs were among the Metro Regional Education Service Agency leaders who sent a letter to Kemp asking him to move educators from Phase IB of the vaccine rollout to Phase 1A.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will host a Special Education Virtual Teacher Career Fair this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will begin holding virtual help sessions in math and language arts on Monday to help parents of elementary school students.
Partee Elementary School faculty, staff, students and parents have a new principal, but it's someone they are already familiar with.
Gwinnett County Public Schools students will be back in the classroom on Monday — if their parents opted for in-person learning, that is.
Gwinnett County Board of Education member Everton Blair Jr. will preside over the county's school board meetings this year after his colleagues voted unanimously Thursday to pick him as their chairman for 2021.
Gwinnett County freshmen enrolled in college and career readiness academies at seven schools are getting an opportunity to connect with career professionals in a virtual setting to learn about various professions that they can study as they continue their educations.
Gwin Oaks Elementary School students placed 10,000 small white flags outside the school to honor the lives of Georgians who have died from COVID-19.
The Play 2 Learn program is a Gwinnett County Public Schools-specific early learning program that is in its fifth year — although other school districts around Georgia have their own early learning programs.
Georgia public schools are set to receive about $1.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid as part of a second round of relief spending Congress passed last month.
Gwinnett county Public Schools will switch to a digital-only learning system next week because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
The family of a longtime Gwinnett County Public Schools employee, as well as her former co-workers, is mourning after she passed away earlier this month from COVID-19.
ATLANTA – University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley Tuesday announced plans to retire on July 1 after 36 years in public service. Wrigley has been serving in the university system’s top spot since 2017. Before that, he spent decades in the university system and elsewhere in state government. “It has been a great privilege […]
Tyriek Johnson Jr.’s Tuesday football workout was interrupted by a flood of social media notifications, way more than usual for the Mill Creek senior.